Camilla will be the queen and not the queen after Charles is crowned

Queen Consort Camilla is reportedly accepting a title change that appears to be against the wishes of her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II.

The change in title will likely take place after the coronation of King Charles III in May, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

The former Camilla Parker-Bowles had been married to King Charles since 2005 and was known as the Duchess of Cornwall until Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September.

When Charles ascended the throne, she became Queen Consort.

The latest change to the title goes against the dictates of the late Queen, who outlined her wishes for Camilla in a February 2022 letter.

“And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you gave me. and it is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service,” the Queen wrote.

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have been married since 2005.
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The late Queen Elizabeth II made known her wishes for the title of her bride.
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The coronation of King Charles III will take place in May.
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The statement appeared to settle the issue of how to deal with Camila.

A signal of impending change came last week when Camilla’s charity was rebranded as ‘The Queen’s Reading Room’ rather than ‘The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room’.

“There is a view in the Palace that the Queen Consort is unwieldy and it may be simpler for Camilla to be known as the Queen when the time is right,” a source told the Daily Mail.

Charles and Camilla will be crowned together on May 6 at Westminster Abbey. Camilla’s grandchildren from her first marriage, who have been kept out of the public eye, are expected to play a role in the ceremony.